Square off for an exciting duel of skill and cunning as you plan and carry out the destruction of your opponent. Check the wind, make critical adjustments to barrel angle and powder charge, and fire. The final explosion leaves no doubt as to the winner. Random terrains ensure that every game is different! A fantastic party game that's absolutely addictive for 2 players or teams.
After a random terrain is drawn and the soldiers install the gun emplacements, players take turns lobbing shots at one another beginning with player 1 (or the loser of the previous round).
The gun control panel appearing at the top of the screen has 5 green buttons for controlling barrel angle (in 5 degree increments), powder charge (in .1 bag increments), and firing the gun. Select the appropriate control button by pushing the knob in that direction, making that button flash. The upper button increases the applicable setting while the lower button decreases it. Once a button is selected (and flashing), pulling the trigger "presses" that button for the desired effect.
On the far right of the control panel is the wind indicator. The number shows how hard the wind is blowing and the flag above it indicates the direction. The wind may change on each turn so it's wise to remember its strength on your last turn. The closed-circuit TV screen in for authenticity and does not affect your shot.
The rank you've chosen has three effects on your play. The most noticeable is the size of the destruction pattern made by the impact of your hit; PRIVATE has the largest pattern. The PRIVATE rank also has the best penetration through the terrain without hitting anything (handy when a steep rise is in front of you) and the least amount of wind change to deal with (1 MPH maximum). The wind may change by up to 5 MPH for the GENERAL rank.